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Old Wives Tale: Chewing RottingFlesh

Anyone who knows me knows that there is never a moment when I am not chewing gum.  I have never done a band gig, solo gig, taught any lesson, played any sport or anything else without a piece of gum being chomped between my molars.  It is honestly even to the point where I chew […]

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Three Tales Revealed In The Horror Anthology Terror Tales’ First Trailer

  The first trailer for writer/director/producer Jimmy Lee Combs’ horror anthology Terror Tales has been unleashed.     Starring genre staples Christopher Showerman (The Land That Time Forgot, The Time War), Jennifer Runyon (Ghostbusters, The Falcon and the Snowman), Felissa Rose (Shivers, The Crazies), Jonathan Tiersten (Sleepaway Camp, Return to Sleepaway Camp), Laurene Landon, Lynn Lowry […]

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We Need To Talk About Michael

  News of Jamie Lee Curtis’s return to the long-running Halloween franchise almost broke the Internet a few weeks ago. Some online posts were akin to The Beatles US arrival or the announcement of The Force Awakens. Blumhouse has taken the reigns and hopes to run with it. Part of this Cynema post asks, “to […]

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A Multitude Of Terrors Await In The Anthology Film ‘A Night Of Horror: Volume 1’

Now available on Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft, and Vimeo, A Night of Horror: Volume 1 is a chilling Australian anthology filled to the brim with cannibals, demons, the undead, horrifying self-surgery, and so much more! From Deadhouse Films, A Night of Horror: Volume 1 presents ten short films by ten different directors, including Goran Spoljaric (‘Secretions’), Nicholas Colla (‘Palindromes’), […]

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The Work of Jean Rollin Gets Celebrated in a New Collection

Canadian micro-publisher Spectacular Optical has just launched pre-sales for its newest book focused on the career of French fantasy and horror filmmaker Jean Rollin, LOST GIRLS: THE PHANTASMAGORICAL CINEMA OF JEAN ROLLIN. The campaign runs through May 17th and can be found at https://www.igg.me/at/lostgirlsbook.  Spectacular Optical is offering genre fans an early opportunity to pick up this limited-edition […]

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Allerleiruh…A Fairy Tale to Make You Uncomfortable

I have done a few articles on Fairy Tales and still profess that they are the precursors of horror.  These stories, though fanciful, are dark, brooding, didactic, and often gory or disturbing.  The real tragedy is that so many of the greatest fairy tales are unknown because Disney hasn’t watered them down yet; however, I […]

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Can You Guess My Name?

I have been doing a number of articles on fairy tales.  I think that the Grimm Brothers especially are phenomenal story tellers and the two of the originators of the horror genre.  Their characters range from witches and anamorphic animals to princes and queens.  In my opinion, however, one of their best characters is a […]

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The Little Mermaid – Pain, Love, and Death

Years ago, when I was in school, the entirety of students were shuffled into the gym for a long-forgotten reason, sat down on the hard, wooden floor and “The Little Mermaid” was projected for us all to watch.  I think that my favorite part of this Disney version was the singing seagull who walloped through the […]

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